The conference begins on August 2 at 9 am and ends on August 8.
Can I come early or leave later?
It is not possible to stay at the conference location outside the specified dates.
Apart from this, we do recommend that you come early or leave later, as this will be a great opportunity to get to know Sofia and / or Bulgaria even better!
Where is Bulgaria?
Bulgaria is in Europe. It is located on the Balkan Peninsula. It borders Greece and Turkey to the south, Romania to the north. To the east it reaches the Black Sea, and to the West it is a neighbour to Serbia and Macedonia.
How to get to Bulgaria?
There are many ways to get to Bulgaria – it all depends on your personal preference. You can use land, air or sea.
Air Transport – Bulgaria has four major airports in four major cities – Sofia (the capital), Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. Most flights to and from other countries operate the largest airport in Sofia. It is also most convenient for all participants in the conference, since the location of the conference is in Sofia.
You can get there by car, bus, train or bike, enjoying our neighboring countries as well. Trains stop at the Sofia Central Railway Station, and right next to it is the Central Bus Station, where international buses stop. From there to the location of the conference are 27 km. Public transport or taxes may be used.
Public transport – subway that stops just below the station and then bus 5 and 10 min on foot – 1 hour – 1,6 euro
Taxi – 40 min – 15 euro
You can also get there on water – with a ship that will dock on our seashore. If you choose this option, you will have another trip – by train, bus or car to Sofia, where the conference is located.
Nearly 1400 years ago (in 681) we carefully founded and positioned Bulgaria to provide you with all kinds of transportation and adventure opportunities…:)
Where will the conference be in Bulgaria?
The conference will be held at a base located 10 km from the capital Sofia, at the foot of Lozen Mountain, in a beech forest.
How can I get from the airport to the location of the conference?
From Sofia Airport (one only) to the location of the Conference, the distance is about 15 km and can be reached in several ways:
By public transport – two buses (approximate travel time maximum about an hour), price – 1.6 euro
By car or taxi – travel time – 10-15 minutes, price – about 7-8 euros
On foot – price: free, travel time – at your own speed 🙂
What is the venue for the conference?
The location of the conference is the National Training Center of the Bulgarian Red Cross – it is used by the organization for training and training, as well as by other organizations for conferences and annual meetings. It consists of several accommodation buildings, a building with halls, vast outer spaces, meadows, rope gardens, an alpine troll and even the only high-level earthquake simulation apparatus on the Balkans.